New Search

Advanced search
Export article
Open Access

Assessing the Role of Food Related Lifestyle in Predicting Intention towards Edible Insects

Sciprofile linkFabio Verneau, Sciprofile linkFrancesco La Barbera, Sciprofile linkMario Amato, Sciprofile linkRoberta Riverso, Sciprofile linkKlaus G. Grunert
Published: 25 September 2020
 by  MDPI
 in Insects
Insects , Volume 11; doi:10.3390/insects11100660

Abstract: Although recent literature has shown that switching to an insect-based diet could provide several relevant advantages—from a nutritional, environmental, economic and ecological point of view—the potential growth of insects as everyday food is still unclear. Despite a growing literature on consumer acceptance and product preference for insect-based food, a segmentation of this future and possible market has never been proposed. Therefore, in the present paper, a market segmentation based on the Food Related Lifestyle Scale (FRLS), was performed in order to predict consumers’ willingness to eat (WTE) edible insects. Moreover, the role of perceived behavioural control is taken into account. Results shows that the novelty and benefits of insect consumption have generated much interest in edible insects amongst consumers belonging to the Rational cluster, who showed the highest intention to introduce insects in their diet, thus confirming the presence of a niche of “early adopters”. In addition, perceived behavioural control was the major driver of intention. Implications for attempts to encourage people to incorporate insect-based foods into their diet are discussed, with special reference to the role of marketing campaigns.
Keywords: intention / Insects / Consumer Behaviour / Perceived Behavioural Control / Frls

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

Share this article

Click here to see the statistics on "Insects" .
References (59)
    Back to Top Top